[FFmpeg-devel] Static Link library exception to LGPL
krishnaks at iwavesystems.com
Thu May 24 22:00:10 CEST 2012
Since iPad is alreasy having the license for H264 decoding, Is it really
required to get a seperate license?
Thanks in advance
----- Original Message -----
From: "Krishna" <krishnaks at iwavesystems.com>
To: "FFmpeg development discussions and patches" <ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Static Link library exception to LGPL
> Thanks for the info
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carl Eugen Hoyos" <cehoyos at ag.or.at>
> To: <ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:47 AM
> Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Static Link library exception to LGPL
>> Krishna <krishnaks <at> iwavesystems.com> writes:
>>> We are using ffmpeg library as a closed source in our IOS application
>>> for H264 decoding.
>> It is not legal to distribute FFmpeg binaries as closed source.
>>> Our client does not want out code to make open source and because of
>>> nature of IOS packaging this will be static linked library.
>> There is no conflict between the LGPL and static linking.
>>> Can we get exception to the LGPL license for this static linking?
>> Please understand that there are probably several thousand copyright
>> holders, so it is simply impossible to license FFmpeg differently.
>> Simply follow the license compliance checklist on
>> http://ffmpeg.org/legal.html skipping point 2, instead offer object files
>> of the application together with the FFmpeg source to allow relinking.
>> Carl Eugen
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